IT Sourcing Specialist in Cincinnati, OH at MDI Group

Date Posted: 7/27/2018

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IT Sourcing Specialist
Cincinnati, OH

What you will be doing:
Perform market trend analysis, external benchmarking, spend analysis, supplier rationalization and development, supplier risk, performance and compliance monitoring, and ongoing supplier management.
Procure IT requirements while meeting business expectations
Manage the third-party reseller strategy
Process annual renewals without disruption of support
Validate services and costs through contract documents for each type of IT commodity
Negotiate cost overages, policies or contractual terms and conditions
Process purchase orders and deliver follow up requirements
Assist in the supplier selection, qualification, development, and overall supplier management, including:
Drafting, managing, and terminating contracts
Execute cost reduction projects through contract negotiation, process changes, and
Implementation of sustainable cost controls, including collaboration with Finance to validate the impact of projects and contract negotiations
Perform proper cost analysis of renewals and new requirements
Provide periodic reports to the sourcing leaders and stakeholders
Identify and assess supplier capabilities; measure and manage supplier performance as well as maintain current supplier information in the client’s procurement systems.
Store all documents associated with renewal, including pertinent emails

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
Minimum of 3 years' experience in Sourcing preferably with IT/Telecom sourcing experience or IT related contract management/analysis
Buyer or ERP experience and knowledge (understand PO process, invoice/pay processes and routines)
Strong oral and written communications skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to effectively influence & lead change
Controllership and compliance mindset (transactional and process integrity)
Excellent time management and prioritization skills
Ability to understand financial reports and contractual language

Desired Characteristics:
Experience in operations and/or sourcing in any multinational company
Demonstrated project management experience (develop, plan and manage execution to designed deliverables)
Experience managing global, shared service delivery in an outsourced supplier model (customer service, transactional processes, initiatives, reporting and metrics)
Flexible schedule to accommodate global time zones
Knowledge of Support Central workflows, Supplier Master File processes, etc. 
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily
Strong skills in tools and proficiency in MS Excel, data analysis


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